Austin S. Camacho
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Which Conference to attend... and why?
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Started this discussion. Last reply by Meredith Anthony May 17, 2007.


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Saratoga Springs, NY by way of Springfield VA
About Me:
I'm the author of 5 detective novels in the Hannibal Jones series - Blood and Bone, Collateral Damage, The Troubleshooter, Damaged Goods and Russian Roulette, plus two action adventure novels, The Payback Assignment and The Orion Assignment. I'm active in several local writers organizations and I'm a past president of the Northern Virginia chapter of the Virginia Writers Club. I teach writing courses at Anne Arundel Community College. By day I'm a public affairs specialist for the Defense Department. For more than a decade the American Forces Network carried my radio and television news reports.
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Books And Authors I Like:
Anything David Morrell, Elmore Leonard, Ken Bruen, Libby Hellman, Bill Pronzini, James Ellroy, Laura Lippman, Lee Child, Harlan Corben or Paula Woods.
Movies And TV Shows I Like:
MY BOOKS should be movies...starring Shemar Moore!:

In BLOOD AND BONE - An eighteen-year-old boy lies dying of leukemia. Kyle's only hope is a bone marrow transplant, but no one in his wealthy Virginia family can safely supply it. His last chance lies in finding his father, a man who disappeared before he was born. Police and private investigators can find nothing on a trail eighteen years cold.

Kyle's family has nowhere to turn until they learn of a certain troubleshooter, a self-styled knight errant in dark glasses named Hannibal Jones. He has two weeks to find the missing man, but his search turns up much more: A woman who might be Kyle's illegitimate sister, the woman who could be her mother, and the man who may have killed Kyle's father.

Hannibal follows a twisting, winding path of deception, conspiracy and greed, from Washington to Mexico, pursuing the truth. But with each step closer to it he gets, the danger grows.

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Great book, great event!

Fans of speculative fiction will not want to miss “Tell My Sorrows to the Stones” the latest short story collection from New York Times bestselling author Christopher Golden. In this book you’ll meet a circus clown willing to give anything to be funny, a spectral gunslinger who must teach a young boy to defend the ones he loves, a lonely widower making a farewell tour of the places that meant the world to his late wife and several other fascinating characters. This great book will release…


Posted on July 9, 2013 at 1:03pm

Another Great Thriller I didn't write

If your idea of a great thriller involves conspiracy on a grand scale with a larger-than-life hero facing off against an equally impressive villain, you couldn’t do much better than to pick up THE KING, the newest thriller from Steven James. Read my review in The Big Thrill – newsletter of the International Thriller Writers.

Posted on July 6, 2013 at 3:42am

The Thrill of the Fest

I explain why I feel I need to attend Thrillerfest today on my blog, Another Writers Life.

Posted on July 4, 2013 at 12:08am

New praise for The Troubleshooter!

Thanks to Vernon E. Field for his short but sweet review of The Troubleshooter: “Good action book with lots of ways to relate to the people involved. The plot is good and lets the reader get involved.”

Posted on July 2, 2013 at 11:35pm

MD-DC-VA writing class

Saturday I’ll teach a 3-hour class on "How to Develop Your Character." This is a condensed version of the 6-hr class I've taught several times at Anne Arundel Community College. In this class I share all I’ve learned writing nine well-reviewed novels. I offer tips and techniques to develop well-rounded characters readers will care about, and explain how to get your readers to cheer your heroes, boo your villains, and worry about the people caught in the middle.

Class starts at 10am,…


Posted on June 18, 2013 at 1:36am

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At 12:23am on June 25, 2010, Copper Smith said…
Keep up the good work!
But when you need a break, come hang out at Uppercut Avenue.
Write on!
At 11:59pm on February 9, 2009, Michael Phelps said…
Good Morning Mr. Camacho,

May I call you Austin?

I have been working away from my computer and out of town. Thank you for your friend request., I am honored. I am also going out to get your book, "BLOOD & BONE". It sounds like a book I will enjoy. That of course, will lead me to your other three.

Hope to have the honor of meeting you in the near future.


Michael Phelps
(The WRITER . . . NOT the good looking-kid with all the Gold).
At 1:23am on January 7, 2009, Dana King said…
Forgive me if I remember this incorrectly, but wasn't THE TROUBLESHOOTER originally self-published? There's a current discussion here about the pros and cons of self-publishing you may be uniquely suited to participate in, were you so inclined.
At 4:58am on September 20, 2008, David L. Hoof said…
Did you come up with Hannibal's given name before or after Harris's Hannibal Lecter? I ask only that Harris's villain's name casts some rather dark aspersions on any other character attempting to overcome the cannibal's stigma.
At 5:03am on September 1, 2008, Austin S. Camacho said…
Oh, most assuredly a good thing. I guess the stories left her in a very pleasant mood when they were finished.
At 3:49am on September 1, 2008, Mitzi Szereto said…
Is that a good or a bad thing? :-D
At 10:14am on July 21, 2008, David L. Hoof said…
Thanks. It was reassuring seeing at least one familiar face besides Geneva's. Otherwise, it would have been weird, Hollyweird or not. Nice reconnect.
At 3:32am on April 14, 2008, Persia Walker said…
I'm happy to discover your work, too. Best wishes for your continued success.
At 1:13am on April 14, 2008, Austin S. Camacho said…
Well, we mustn't confuse activity with progress, L.J., but I do seem to be doing something right and getting readers. As Eeyore would say, "Thanks for noticing." :-)
At 1:07am on April 14, 2008, L.J. Sellers said…
Hi Austin
You sound incredibly busy...and successful. Congratulations.

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